CEDEM organizes a series of webinars on legislation, taxation and financial management for CSOs

October 9, 2023

What are the peculiarities of taxation of individual volunteers and charitable aid? What are the specifics of financial management for CSOs? 

On September 16, at the III Forum of Legal Reforms for CSOs, participants of the facilitated training for organizations that engage volunteers and provide humanitarian aid were interested in these questions. 

To respond to the CSO representatives’ request, on October 3, 4 and 6, CEDEM organized a series of webinars for CSOs as part of the project Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity “Legislation on Volunteer and Humanitarian Activities, Taxation and Financial Management: How Can CSOs Become Stronger?”.

The webinar series brought together 32 CSO representatives.

On October 3, at the webinar “Peculiarities of Legislative Regulation of Fundraisers Using Volunteers’ Accounts”, CEDEM lawyer Nataliia Povtar told participants how volunteers can legally provide charitable assistance if they raise money on their own accounts, how volunteers can get on the volunteer register maintained by the State Tax Service of Ukraine, as well as how they can properly file a declaration at the end of the year. 

On October 4, at the webinar “Procedure for Importing, Accounting for and Reporting Humanitarian Aid”, UCIPR lawyer Yuliia Panura described the key steps for volunteers wishing to legally import humanitarian cargo, as well as the necessary reporting procedures for various types of humanitarian cargo transactions. 

And on October 6, at the webinar “Basic Financial Management for NGOs and COs. Policies and Procedures”, Olha Martynovska, an accountant of the Civil Holding “Group of Influence” and Access Point NGO, shared her understanding of the main tasks of financial management, tips on financial management methods, procurement policies and procedures as well as CSO accounting. 

All participants received presentation practical materials from the trainers. Given the sensitive information and the largely consultative nature of the webinars, the webinars were not recorded.

We would like to thank all trainers and participants for an informative series of webinars and for understanding the role of reporting, accounting and management procedures key to civic sector.

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The series of webinars was organized as part of the Project Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity implemented by the Initiative Center to Support Social Action “Ednannia” in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM) with the sincere support of the American people through United States Agency for International Development.